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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #165 on: April 08, 2011, 09:33:33 AM »
Wasn't there another quake and tsunami? Not a peep from the news I follow.
A 7.5, no real tsunami.  I think there was a warning briefly and some areas were evacuated, but nothing materialized.

They're blaming three deaths on it so something must have materialized...

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/04/08/japan.quake/index.html?hpt=T2
Sorry, I should have been more explicit - apparently no tsunami materialized, those deaths were caused by / coincided with the shaking.
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #166 on: April 22, 2011, 08:35:49 PM »
I wonder how many radiation deaths they'll cover up and group together with the quake/tsunami.

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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #167 on: November 20, 2011, 06:33:46 PM »
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel  :-\
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #168 on: November 21, 2011, 12:53:59 PM »
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel  :-\

Just heard a quick blurb on NPR saying the authorities have removed rice from surrounding patties from the market. apparently this baby is still spewing radioactive matierials all over the place. bleh. This is the problem with living on the west coast, you get all of asia's crap on the wind.

course on the east coast you get all of america's crap so...

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« Reply #169 on: November 21, 2011, 10:41:09 PM »
That is what I was getting at.  Keep pouring water on the hot stuff....that plume has
not been contained and something is downwind from that location....this is not pretty.
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #170 on: November 22, 2011, 12:44:07 AM »
That is what I was getting at.  Keep pouring water on the hot stuff....that plume has
not been contained and something is downwind from that location....this is not pretty.

Yeah I even heard they were "repairing" the facility. What a load of crock. They need to take the whole place up into ships and drop it in the Marianas trench. Of course then Godzilla might actually be a reality...

That's my lame attempt at humor- anyway how do you fix a problem like that? Chernobyl is still sitting there leaking.

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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #171 on: November 22, 2011, 06:38:08 AM »
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel  :-\

course on the east coast you get all of america's crap so...

Are you familiar with the term "Downwinder"?  Used for those east of Nevada.
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #172 on: November 22, 2011, 09:56:34 AM »
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel  :-\

course on the east coast you get all of america's crap so...

Are you familiar with the term "Downwinder"?  Used for those east of Nevada.

so does that mean that western nevada is the only safe place to live? maybe we should all move to poca-hell-hole with weaze. Then we wouldn't have to brew, we could just fill our growlers at his outdoor taps!

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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #173 on: November 22, 2011, 10:45:13 AM »
This sure has gotten much quieter than the half life of decaying fuel  :-\

course on the east coast you get all of america's crap so...

Are you familiar with the term "Downwinder"?  Used for those east of Nevada.

so does that mean that western nevada is the only safe place to live? maybe we should all move to poca-hell-hole with weaze. Then we wouldn't have to brew, we could just fill our growlers at his outdoor taps!

That was a reference and term for when above ground tests were done at the Nevada Test Site.  We got plenty of domesticly produced fallout from those tests.
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #174 on: November 24, 2011, 12:35:06 AM »
Hmmm...  Where do you suppose Bikinis came from then?
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #175 on: November 24, 2011, 07:59:52 AM »
so does that mean that western nevada is the only safe place to live? maybe we should all move to poca-hell-hole with weaze. Then we wouldn't have to brew, we could just fill our growlers at his outdoor taps!

Read about the 1st ever fatal reactor accident that happened near weazletoe....
http://www.radiationworks.com/accidents.htm

http://www.radiationworks.com/photos/sl1reactor10.htm

Ya might want to re-think that
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #176 on: November 24, 2011, 08:16:09 AM »
Hmmm...  Where do you suppose Bikinis came from then?

Bikinis came from nuclear fallout??? I didn't know that.

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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #177 on: November 24, 2011, 10:10:28 AM »
Hmmm...  Where do you suppose Bikinis came from then?

Bikinis came from nuclear fallout??? I didn't know that.

Bikini became nuclear fallout.

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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #178 on: November 25, 2011, 12:15:35 AM »
That is what I was getting at.  Keep pouring water on the hot stuff....that plume has
not been contained and something is downwind from that location....this is not pretty.

Yeah I even heard they were "repairing" the facility. What a load of crock. They need to take the whole place up into ships and drop it in the Marianas trench. Of course then Godzilla might actually be a reality...

That's my lame attempt at humor- anyway how do you fix a problem like that? Chernobyl is still sitting there leaking.


Oddly enough, my BIL, is tied directly with the clean-up design of the Daiichi(sp) plant. I find it interesting that I happen to catch up on the AHA forum the night that I ask him about the progress. He does some design work for the process and what needs to be done. There is a lot of truth to slow, bureaucratic progress. But there is a significant difference to the "fuel rods" used in Chernobyl vs. Dai ichi. Primarily, Chernobyl used a peletized form of fuel, when it blew it spewed pellets all over the USSR and what not. Japan on the other hand used more clay-rod technology. Less spewed up and about.

*** This is not an argument against a leak***

Just that there was less containment in the USSR vs. Japan...

But Chernobyl aside, I asked and the most damaged reactors do have a superstructure like Chernobyl. But they are still looking at cleaning up more than that and "cleaning up" a potential "eye-sore"

Just sayin...
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Re: Japan quake
« Reply #179 on: November 25, 2011, 01:40:29 AM »
Isn't the main difference between the two being the Soviet designed reactor is a graphite moderated reactor and the Japanese (American) designed reactor is a light water moderated reactor?

Not to mention the substantially more robust containment on the Japanese reactors...

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